Target and Process Policies Scheduling Tab

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Use the Scheduling tab to define when a job is to run.

The Target and Process application and the Target and Process Policies application share many of the same functions and options in the tabs that exist in both windows. Because of this, the Target and Process documentation refers to the Target and Process Policies documentation for individual tab descriptions.

The Scheduling tab differs slightly between Target and Process and Target and Process Policies:

Target and Process - Since Target and Process is used to run a job once, only When should the job run? with options of now or later, and Should the job be stopped before it is completed? displays on the Scheduling tab.
Target and Process Policies - Jobs can be scheduled to run on a daily or weekly basis while setting only a few general parameters, or jobs can be scheduled using exact dates and times with specific parameters set. A scheduled job is implemented as soon as the policy is saved (assuming all other parameters are acceptable).

By default, new Target and Process policies are scheduled to run every night at 12:00 AM.

Scheduling a Job

The Scheduling tab displays different fields to populate depending on the parameter set for the When should the job run? option.

Target and Process

From the When should the job run? drop-down list, select one of the options to schedule a process. Each are described below.

Option 1: Now
Option 2: At a later date and time

Target and Process - Scheduling tab

Now

Use this option to start a job immediately.

Click the Start Job button. The process starts (granted the values on the other tabs are accepted), and the focus shifts to the Output tab. Use Stop to end a job before it is completed.

At a later date and time

Use this option to schedule a single job to run at a later time.

1.The Date window opens automatically to select the day for the job to run, then the Time window opens to select a time for the job to run.
2.Click the Start Job button, and the focus shifts to the Output tab. Click Stop to end a job before it is completed.

Should the job be stopped before it is completed?

Determine if the job should be stopped before it is done. This is useful if another process could conflict with this job. If you select Yes, the Duration window appears.

See also Target and Process, Ingest Files Manually and Target and Process window.

Target and Process Policies

From the When should the job run? drop-down list, select one of the options to schedule a process. Each are described below.

Option 1: On selected days each week
Option 2: Repeatedly at a defined interval
Option 3: On specific dates and times

On selected days each week

Use this option to schedule jobs to run on particular days at specific times. When this option is selected, the Scheduling tab displays as follows:

Target and Process Policies - Scheduling tab for Selected Days

1.Next to the On what days of the week? text box, click the Calendar button to open the Days window. Set the days of the week to run the job.
2.Next to the At what time of the day? text box, click the Clock button to open the Time window. Set the time for the job to start running.
3.Determine if the job should be stopped before it completes. This option is useful if there is or could be a conflict with another process. If Yes is selected, the Duration window appears for you to specify the job duration time.

For more information about the Days, Time, and Duration windows see Job Scheduling.

Repeatedly at a defined interval

Use this option to schedule jobs to run repeatedly at a set interval, for as long as the policy is active. To stop a policy that has been set to run repeatedly, you must deactivate, change, or delete the policy. When this option is selected, the Scheduling tab displays as follows:

Target and Process Policies - Scheduling tab for Repeated Intervals

1.Next to the How often should this job run? text box, click the Clock button to open the Time Interval window. Set the interval time for the job to incrementally run by running.
2.Determine if the job should be stopped before it completes. This option is useful if there is or could be a conflict with another process. If Yes is selected, the Duration window appears for you to specify the job duration time.

On specific dates and times

Use this option to schedule jobs to run on specific dates and times. When this option is selected, the Scheduling tab displays as follows:

Target and Process Policies - Scheduling tab for Specific Dates and Times

1.Click the Add button to add a scheduled runtime for the job. The Date window appears for you to select a date, and then the Time window appears for you to select a time.
2.To delete scheduled run dates and times, from the On which date and at what time? box, select a date and time entry and then click the Delete button to remove the setting.
3.To edit a date and time entry, delete the entry you want to change and then add a new run date and time.
4.Determine if the job should be stopped before it completes. This option is useful if there is or could be a conflict with another process. If Yes is selected, the Duration window appears for you to specify the job duration time.